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THE AT, A SKA DAILY EMPIRE
"ALL THE Whirls ALL THE TIME" VOL. XII, NO. 1350. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1918. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS PRINCESS SOPHIA SINKS AND 350 SOULS PROBABLY PERISH PRESIDENT AND I ALLIES ARE IN UTMOST ACCORD; Allied Government Believed A Have Approved Every thing President Wil son Has Done. ALL PAPERS DO APROVE A i London and French Papers c Say Final Reply Met Situation Fully and Satisfactorily. WASHINGTON. Oft. 26. ? That! President Wilson is in complete no- ; -p cord with the British. French and p Italians over tho situation in Europe.^ is believed here l?y those in touch a with the situation. j V The fact that Col. K. M. House c left for Kurope several days before President Wilson's final reply to Germany is taken here to mean that the President's every step with Ger-? ,j many is in full accord with the wish-js; es and beliefs of the Allied govern- s ments. j 1 French Say All Approve : n PARIS, Oct. 26.? President Wil [ a son's answer lias been received in i f, competent circles with entire approv- t! al. The Paris newspapers all praise it fully, and all express satisfaction, de claring that if Germany accepts the terms the war is over. C ii London in Agreement ( LONDON, Oct. 26.?Popular com ,i nient on Wilson's note is that it con- T tains the strongest ?language ever advanced by the head of one nation t to another. f The note Is welcomed because of r (Continued on Pago Eight) ? ? ? ALLIES WIN IN I HARD FIGHTING AT VALENCIENNES Severest Battle of War | Wages in Present Con flict; British Take 8,400 Prisoners. AMERICANS STILL WIN Yankees Improve Positions on Meuse; Italians Also Making Gains in South Europe. WITH THE ALLIES. Oct. 26.? fighting comparing in fierceness al most with any experienced in the war, continues North and South of Valen ciennes. It is reported that the British en tered the German trenches, gaining ground and several prisoners. They are pressing East slowiy, but surely. Since Wednesday the British have captured 8,400 prisoners and 100 cannon. BRITISH TAKE TOWN WITH THE ALLIES ON HIGH GROUND 80UTH OF VALENCEIN NES, Oct. 26.?A battle is raging furiously in this sector. The British nre gradually over coming the enemy. It Is reported from couriers that the British hold the line from Le Faux to Roberrsart to Engtes Fon taine, to Ghissignies to Beasignes. The British captured Moncauz, af ter blocking the fighting of the Ger mans. 0ERMAN8 DEFEATED BRITISH HEADQUARTERS. Oct. 26.?The British drove the Germans from Boise Leveque, East of Le (Continued on Poro Two) IUNS' ALLIES I WILL ALL QUIT AND SURRENDER tiistria-Hungary and Tur- \ key Will Fight No More, but Speedily Surrender * Unconditionally. [ NEW NATION IS BORN I i )ctober 21 Marked Birth \ Day of New Nation; the J First Victory of Her i Troops in Battle. ; CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct. 2?. - J ho Turkish Grand Vizer. Tewfik asha. told Parliament that Turkey ill accept the principles of right nd justice laid down by President L'ilson. He says the Turkish gov rninent approves the principles. Austria To Surrender AMSTERDAM. Oct. 20.?A Vienna ispatch to the Frankfort Gazette ays a "speedy and unconditional urrender on the part of Austria and 1 lungary is probable." All information coining from Vien ' a is that Austria, while trying to wait Germany's decision, will only 3 allow Germany further in the event ? fiat the decision is for peace. t t New Nation Wins PatCe Or. , !; Natal Day j ,j WITH THE FRENCH. Oct. 2?k? 3 Ictober 21st will be known hereafter ii Central Europe as the birth of the ; "zech-Slav government, and also the > ate of the first Czech victory in 3 'ranee. Czechs from the United States af- 3 or hearing the announcement of the urination of their national govern- j nent. took the village of Torren on (Continued on Pago Eight) GERMANS DEMAND REPUBLIC AND KAISER TO QUIT Mobs Storm Reichstag Asking for Abdication of Kaiser and Formation of Republic. THE PAPERS SAY PEACE German Publications Re gard Wilson's Note as Drastic but See That Peace Must Come. PARIS. Oct. 26.?Advices from Zurich says enormous crowds as sembled before the Reichstag build. Ing In Berlin yesterday, urging the abdication of the Kaiser and the formation of a Republic in accord ance with the Ideas of President Wil son. Karl Idebknlcht. Socialist leader. Just released from prison, was loud-' lv applauded and the demonstrations! became frantic as the crowds tried to do him honor. He entered a flow er-filled carriage, from which he made a speech, declaring that the time for the rule of tho people had arrived. ?'God Help the Kaiser" I BASKI/. Oct. 26.?Berlin papers commenting on President Wilson's note agree that while It is drastic that It will bring the wholo caso to a head. The Zoltung comments on the fact that President Wilson answered so quickly that there can be no doubt about his meaning. It says: "If the Kaiser's Invocation that Clod be with him was ever In sea son. It Is right now." The Neusto N'achrlchten. after say ing that tho President has left Ger (Continued on Pago Might.) PRESIDENT ASKS I PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS A/ilson Wants Democratic Congress as Endorse ment of Administra tion in War. WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.? Realiz ng the great necessity of undivided .upport in the face of the great vorld's crisis on the event of elec ions at home, President Wilson to lay issued an appeal to the public, jrging the people to return a Demo iratic Congress at the November elec ions if they approve his course in his critical period. He said the re urn of a Republican majority would certainly be interpreted across the vaters as disapproval of the admin stration policies. He said he would iccept the verdict of the people with >ut cavil, but added that an adverse verdict v/ould seriously interfere with lis power to administer the great rust imposed upon him. The statement says: "Congressional elections are at land in the most critical period the country has evtr faced, and is ever ikely to face. "If you approve my leadership, if (ou wish me to continue to be your embarrassed spokesman, I beg you :o express yourselves unmistakably ;o that effect by returning a Demo cratic majority to Congress, because to many critical issues depend upon four verdict. "I frankly tell you the great trust issigned me by the Constitution vould be seriously impaired, should four judgment be adverse. ?'I am your servant and will accept four judgment without avail. "I have no thought suggesting any party is paramount in patriotism. "The difficulties and delicacies of the present task are such that the Nation should give undecided sup port to the Government for a unified leadership. "A Republican Congress at this time would divide the leadership. The leaders of the minority of the present Congress unquestionably are pro-war supporters, but anti-adminis tration. They seek to take the choice of policy from my hands, and put it under control and instruments and instrumentality of leaders of their own choosing. "This is no time for divided council and leadership. Unity of command is necessary at home as on the bat tlefield. "An opposing majority could as sume control of legislation and oblige me to take action amidst a contest of obstruction. On the other side of the waters they would interpret the return of a Republican majority as a repudiation of my leadership. "The Republican spokesman is urg ing the election of Republicans to support the President. They des're not to support him, so much as to control him. '?The Allies would find it hard to believe the American voters had chosen to support the President by [the election to Congress a majority | of those not in fact in sympathy with the attitude of the Administration and its policies. "I am not asking support for my sake or the party's sake, but the Nation's sake, in order that its in ward unity of purpose may be evi dent to all the world. "In ordinary times I would make no such appeal. "In ordinary times divided councils can be endured. "If, in these critical days, you wish to sustain with undivided minds, I beg of you to say so in a way not possiblo to misunderstand, here or abroad. "I submit my difficulties and hopes to you." REPUBLICANS DO NOT LIKE IT Republicans in the United States Senate today said that the Presl dent** announcement means that poll tics have been reconvened. They de clare that Republican Congrsssmer have been more loyal to the admin Istration than Democrats in votinc for war measures. They denied tha* the result of the election could effec* the success of the war, and declarer that the President will be answerer on the stump. ? TERRIFIC STORM DRIVES PRINCESS SOPHIA OVER REEF, ONjljWHICH SHE HAD SPENT TWO DAYS, AND SHE Sflfe WITH ALL ON BOARD; EMPTY LITE-BOATS INDICATE THAT CHANCE THAT ANY SURVIVE THE DISASTER IS VERY REMOTE-ONE BODY EOUND The Canadian Pacific passenger liner Princess Sophia sunk at sometime between 8 o'clock last night and 7 o'clock this morning, and in all probability every one of the 343 souls on board met watery graves in Lynn Canal. The only possibility that some of those on board were saved is the chance that life boats were launched during the night and reached shelter with their human cargoes. This possibility is regarded as remote by those familiar with the storm that was raging all last night in Lynn Canal. The fateful message bringing the news of the greatest disaster that ever has occurred in northern waters was received at Juneau at 9:25 o'clock this morninig. It came from the United States Lighthouse Tender Cedar, and it held out no hope for those on the ill-fated Canadian liner. The message, referring to the Prin cess Sophia, said: "Driven over reef during night. Only masts showing. No survivors." With the King and Winge the Cedar immediately began the search for the passengers?the living, if any, ihe dead if none survived. LITTLE HOPE EXISTS THAT ANY LIVE. This afternoon a wireless dispatch says the Cedar had picked up four empty, and capsized life boats from the PrihceSs';;,$8phih, and tne^ijjlrig and Winge one. The King and Winge had recovered one body?a woman, unidentified. | t The Princess Sophia ran ashore on Vanderbllt reef, four miles from Sentinel Island, at 2 o'clock Thursday morning. Since that time the weather has been too rough to transfer passengers. Boats have been lying by all the time. Yesterday the storm became terrific. Boats that were lying by sought shelter at night. At 8 o'clock Capt. Locke of the Princess Sophia sent a wireless dispatch to General Ageni Lowle which said the passengers' conditions were normal, that the vessel was not taking water, but that it was too rough to transfer passengers. That is the last that was heard from the scene until 7 o'clock this morning when the Cedar, which had been compelled to seek shelter, wired that she was leaving for the Princess Sophia. About two hours later came the fateful wireless dispatch saying that the vessel had sunk and that there were no survivors. The circumstance that the Princess Sophia was blown over the reef leads to the conclusion that the cli max of the disaster came at high tide, about 4:30 this morning. The story, of the last hours of the doomed vessel and her hundreds of human souls will probably never be told. The disaster is probably the worst that ever has occurred in northern waters. There seems hardly a chance that a single life has been saved to tell the tale. RECOVER LIFE BOATS. % At 3:20 this afternoon the customs house received a message from the lighthouse tender Cedar that four capsized boats had been picked up. The King and Winge picked up one unidentified body of a woman. The mes sage said the boats were still cruising around Sentinel and Lincoln islands in the hopes of finding some survivors. EVERY AVAILABLE BOAT TO THE RESCUE. Every available boat at Juneau and vicinity has been sent to the scene of the disaster. The Princess Alice will be due here at 8 o'clock, and she will leave immediately. Among those who will leave on the Princess Alice for the wreck will be Gov. Thomas Riggs, Jr. ) LIST Of THE PROBABLE DEAD ON PRINCESS SOPHIA | Following Is tho list of passengers who engaged passage nt Skagway on the Sophia for tho Outside, contain ing the names of many well known Alaskans: 1 J. F. Pugh Mrt. J. A. Segbers A. S. Bourne H. A. Somerset 0. A. Niles Thomas Henncsey H. E. Pardin, C. Castleman R M. Hall F. E. Soule Mrs. F. Beaton and two children D. A. McDonald ' ? J. M. Colver j R. H. Davie and wife Mr. and Mrs. Sam Henry Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Pinska William Scouse Mrs. C. J. Perkins W. C. 8haron H. B. Parkin T. M. Turner W. S. Anialong and wife Geo. L. Sholpeth W. Harper and wife F. W. Elliott Mrs. A1 Winchell T. E. Sanford W. H. Grove I. Labrie Geo R. Hendrix A. W. McQueen to . jr4 SEAMEN WANTED TO 8EARCH 8HORE3 FOR SOPHIA'S SURVIVORS ^ Tho Canadian Pacific asks j for 10 competent voluntcqr seamen to search tho shores | and beachos for survivors for tho Princess Sophia. They aro j asked to report at tho United | States Customs Houso bofore six o'clock this evening or \ after seven o'clock. M M S. J. Baggerly and wife E. M. Bell and wife and two children Johii 7tc<.*relli, T. E. Xhorsen 0. Backman J. Laird Peter Ourkovitch J. P. Anderson and wife Mrs. Geo. Markus and baby W. Murphy J. J. Nichols W. T. McArthur U. 0. Myers James Dubois J. F. Kelly S. A. Nelson 0. Poppert 0. F. Mayhood W. H. Smith J. W. Hellwinklc M. S. Eades and wife S. M. Dalby M. Davis F. L. Oibbs H. M. Swarts C. Knutson Jelm Eyre R. "ioung T. D. Tolbert Oeo. Milton L. A. Hansen W. .L. Liber John Schenck Mario Calomdia Chas. Guy Jack Haynes Fred Beyer B. Vanvalkenbcrg C. W. Zylstra J. Crone G. M. Dano Carl Headlund E. Seniff A. Pallison 0. 8. Lcavitt H. Lawless H. Hennett H. Russell (Contlnuod on Tago Two) '